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Monday 11 January 2010


PSB et al. n°26 (January 2021)
PSB Newsletter 26. (> more infos)

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Green chemistry and biofuel: the mechanism of a key photoenzyme decrypted

An international team of scientists, including researchers from three of the PSB Partners have decrypted the functioning of the enzyme Fatty Acid Photodecarboxylase (FAP), useful for producing biofuels and for green chemistry.

For further information, please check the press releases on the IBS and ESRF websites.

This work was published in Science on April 09, 2021. (DOI: 10.1126/science.abd5687)

Scientific highlights

Molecular Mechanism of Light-Driven Sodium Pumping

by Kovalev K, Astashkin R, Gushchin I, Orekhov P, Volkov D, Zinovev E, Marin E, Rulev M, Alekseev A, Royant A, Carpentier P, Vaganova S, Zabelskii D, Baeken C, Sergeev I, Balandin T, Bourenkov G, Carpena X, Boer R, Maliar N, Borshchevskiy V, Büldt G, Bamberg E, Gordeliy V

- Nat commun PMID: 32358514

A Structure-Based Model for the Complete Transcription Cycle of Influenza Polymerase

by Wandzik JM, Kouba T, Karuppasamy M, Pflug A, Drncova P, Provaznik J, Azevedo N, Cusack S

- Cell PMID: 32304664

Complete Structure of the Chemosensory Array Core Signalling Unit in an E. Coli Minicell Strain

by Burt A, Cassidy CK, Ames P, Bacia-Verloop M, Baulard M, Huard K, Luthey-Schulten Z, Desfosses A, Stansfeld PJ, Margolin W, Parkinson JS, Gutsche I

- Nat commun PMID: 32029744

Towards a Molecular Understanding of the Water Purification Properties of Moringa Seed Proteins

by Moulin M, Mossou E, Signor L, Kieffer-Jaquinod S, Kwaambwa HM, Nermark F, Gutfreund P, Mitchell EP, Haertlein M, Forsyth VT, Rennie AR

- J Colloid Interface Sci PMID: 31302367

Visualizing Group II Intron Dynamics Between the First and Second Steps of Splicing

by Manigrasso J, Chillón I, Genna V, Vidossich P, Somarowthu S, Pyle AM, De Vivo M, Marcia M

- Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A PMID: 32503992

Specific Radiation Damage Is a Lesser Concern at Room Temperature

by Gotthard G, Aumonier S, De Sanctis D, Leonard G, von Stetten D, Royant A

- IUCrJ PMID: 31316810

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The PSB Partners provide a unique combination of state-of-the-art facilities and common platforms for structural biology and bio-imaging and can thus play a full part in the collective response of the research community to the challenges posed by COVID-19.
Check the latest issue of the PSB Newsletter and the institutes websites: ESRF, ILL, EMBL and IBS to know how the PSB Partners are contributing to fighting the SARS-CoV-2 Coronavirus.

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Grenoble Host-Pathogen Interactions Club - 2021 Spring meeting, 30 March 2021, Webinar

We are pleased to announce our next meeting of the Grenoble Host-Pathogen Interactions club, consisting of two webinars on Tues. March 30.

We are very fortunate to have a special guest lecture by former Grenoble (IBS) PhD student Andrea Carfi.
Dr. Carfi is currently Vice-President of Moderna and will speak about the development of their COVID-19 vaccine.

His talk will be preceded by a webinar by IBS Group Leader Andrea Dessen, who will showcase her long-time research on the cell wall of pathogenic bacteria and the search for new antibiotic targets.

2:15 pm - Andrea Dessen
Group Leader, Bacterial Pathogenesis Group
Institut de Biologie Structurale, Grenoble
How to make a bacterial cell wall: tales of the master builders

3:00 pm - Andrea Carfi
Vice-President and Head of Infectious Disease Research
Moderna, Inc., Cambridge MA, USA
Development of the Moderna mRNA vaccine against COVID-19
Host: Winfried Weissenhorn (IBS)

For further information and to register for the meeting please visit:
The number of webinar participants is limited - please register early.